So we’ve talked about branding at length before. At the support desk, the most common response I get whenever I mention the word “branding” (or whenever I talk anything graphic design really..) is.. “I don’t have a designer!” So if you are out there, staring at your JigsawBox and unsure how to find a way to get a company logo or get a design that you can put up there while you find your perfect designer. I’ve got some great tips for you on what to do.
First – Know Your JigsawBox
JigsawBox branding is fun and easy. Not only do you get to upload your own logos but you get to play with colors and text as well. Under your “My Account” link in your JigsawBox , scroll to the bottom. Here you are able to:
- Choose fonts
- Choose background colors
- Choose tab colors
And this helps give you an idea of what your color scheme is going to be. From a designer standpoint, I prefer colors that don’t necessarily want to make me gouge my eyes out – but this is YOUR design! You get to work it the way YOU like it!
From here you also get to upload your company logo – and what you need to collect from here is the SIZE of your logo.
Make sure that no matter what you do, your logo is no bigger than 910 pixels in width. To get a better idea of what this might look like, a WordPress banner is usually on par and within the 900 range. So when designing your logo, think about the size, the text, and what you really want it to convey. This is YOUR moment.
Second – Choose a Designer or…Something? What’s something?!
Finding someone to do your graphic design work is an expense that is well spent. These designers can give a high visual impact to what you need done and make no mistake, visual impacts leave a mark. A good graphic designer will be able to see your company for what it is and make you look exceptional.
Now if you don’t want to hire a graphic designer, then your next best thing is to use a banner generator – and yes, these do exist!
Banner generators such as BannerFans or Cool Text allow you the ability to go in, create your banner, and immediately have a company logo. It’s quick. Simple. Costs nothing.
But keep in mind that you do get what you pay for – so be careful when using these to create your business branding.
Third – Upload It!
Now that you have your banner, you are ready to go! Follow these simple steps and you will be a business with a branded JigsawBox in no time!
- Log into your JigsawBox account
- Go to “My Account”
- Scroll to the bottom of the page until you get to the “Branding” Section
- By “Company Logo” click on “Browse”.
- Click “Save”
And there! You are finished! Complete with new logo!